Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
a man who gets what he wants out of life
a magician asks you to pick a card - any card, in fact. you do. they ask you to put the card back in the pack - anywhere in the pack, in fact. you do. they walk away. ten years later, your wife gives birth to the six of clubs. “is this your card?” the midwife asks, in a familiar voice.
what the fuck
holy jeezy peteys
my full name sounds like a bad fucking OC
Me when i have to reblog from the source because u couldnt control your dumb ass comments
i find it so surprising like i feel like dave is literally one of the easiest characters in homestuck to influence yet he has not been bamboozled yet throughout the webcomic like jade’s off barkin up peoples butts and rose went all darky doo-da and jane went and got bopped on the noggin by queen fuckcake and there’s dave who tries to live up to his bro and john and all these other dumb standards he sets for himself and literally john had to say like two words about puppets until suddenly dave thought they were creepy and he only thought they were cool in the first place bc of bro like honestly the fact that the guy has actually grounded himself and seems to have a pretty decent handle on who he is now is one of the most impressive things yet
i could be doing something productive but instead i’m waiting for spyro year of the dragon to finish downloading so i can procrastinate some more